First tripper

25th March 2014, 14:28
Hi to everyone.
Found this (as you do) whilst looking for something else. So here I am.
Served as BP engineer apprentice between 1961-66, first trip on the British Engineer, some time with Offshore Marine on the Pathetic (sorry that was the Pacific Shore) and the Bass Shore out of Yarmouth in '74 then gave it all up to work ashore.(EEK)
Loved the Engineer (HP turbine blew up in Hamburg), brought the Pacific back on one engine, no radar, hand steering and a garden water pump acting as the fuel pump which caught fire every hour or so. Happy days.
Retired in 2005.

fred henderson
25th March 2014, 14:51
A warm welcome to SN. I hope that you will fully enjoy the benefits of your membership by joining in the discussions on any topic that you find to be of interest to you.

25th March 2014, 15:08
Also on behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard miket82.

Graham Wallace
25th March 2014, 16:13
Hi Miket82,

Welcome to SN.

I am delighted to see another ex BP Engineering Apprentice has surfaced, there are quite of few of us on SN, I was 1955 intake.

I will send you an SN email


25th March 2014, 21:17

Also on behalf of the SN Moderating team, thanks for your introduction and a warm welcome aboard.
You will thoroughly enjoy your time on SN and will also get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

26th March 2014, 00:36
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

26th March 2014, 02:10
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

26th March 2014, 18:44
A warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia where I hope you'll find much of interest. There's quite a large ex BP crowd on here so you might bump into some old shipmates and the gallery is certainly worth a look too.

28th March 2014, 11:55
Greetings Mike and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.